German inverter giant SMA has partnered with Melbourne’s Wilson Transformer Company (WTC) to develop a central inverter solution specifically for Australian utility scale projects. The new Power Skid will be assembled in Australia, with WTC providing the medium and low voltage switchgear – among other componentry.
SMA launched a new central inverter and transformer solution that it claims will reduce lead, installation and commissioning times – alongside cutting transport and assembly costs. The Power Skid will be assembled in Wodonga, Victoria, creating local jobs.
The Power Skid brings together the medium and low voltage switchgear, transformers, and the PV inverters onto a galvanised base – rather than being fully containerized.
“Fabricated in Australia, this turnkey solution utilises local Australian manufactured transformers from WTC,” said Boris Wolff, SMA Executive VP Business Unit Utility in a statement.
WTC’s MD Ed Wilson said that the Power Skid is a robust unit and a “full turnkey” product for EPCs.